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October 16, 2018

Winter Commencement

October 15, 2018

Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

A renowned computer scientist and transgender advocate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, an internationally recognized business executive, and one of academic medicine’s most respected leaders are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2018 on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.

December 17, 2017

Jesmyn Ward urges patience, persistence on path to success

Drawing on her childhood experiences and life journey after graduation, acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward told University of Michigan graduates to stay patient and persist when the road to success seems long and difficult.

November 20, 2017

Author Jesmyn Ward to deliver Winter Commencement address

Award-winning author, Tulane University professor and MacArthur Fellow Jesmyn Ward will deliver the address at the 2017 University of Michigan Winter Commencement.

She also is one of 10 Bicentennial Alumni Award recipients being honored at the ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in Crisler Center.

October 17, 2016

Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

A legendary jazz double bassist, a philanthropist to the visual and performing arts, a renowned global health leader and an innovator in medical education are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2016 on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

December 20, 2015

Schlissel calls on graduates to heed lesson of U-M's mistake

President Mark Schlissel urged graduates to learn from a "horrible mistake" in U-M's past and to "use the breadth of your University of Michigan education" when debating important issues, including one he said is "fundamental to things we hold dear as educated members of society."

October 12, 2015

Four to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

One of the nation's most respected and innovative art museum directors, a renowned leader in the pharmaceutical industry, a legal scholar and education advocate, and an acclaimed operatic tenor are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2015 on the Ann Arbor campus.

November 17, 2014

Four to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

A justice on Germany's Federal Constitutional Court, an administrator with NASA, a top atmospheric scientist also serving as president of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Nobel Prize winner in medicine are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2014 on the Ann Arbor campus.

December 15, 2013

Winter Commencement

President Mary Sue Coleman greets a graduate at Sunday's commencement ceremony.

 

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